California city accounts hacked

A hacker used a phishing ploy to compromise the computer system of the city of Atascadero, California, and draw $83,000 from city accounts, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.

One critical update for June's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has announced four updates, one of them rated critical, will be released on July 12, this month's Patch Tuesday.

Anonymous fires warning shot in Apple's direction

Hacker group Anonymous infiltrated Apple during the Fourth of July weekend, and released 27 usernames and passwords for one of the company's websites.

Long-running tabloid can't survive hacking scandal

A hacking scandal has led to the demise of the 168-year-old British tabloid News of the World, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Hackers telephone victims in Oregon

Having received more than a dozen reports of a telephone scam duping people into downloading malware to their computers, the Oregon Department of Justice issued a consumer warning on July 6.

Two Department of Energy labs hacked

The websites of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington, and Jefferson National Laboratory, in Newport News, Virginia, have been hacked, the labs acknowledged on July 6.

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